International Student Services
The Fulbright Program was established in 1946 under legislation introduced by then-Senator J. William Fulbright of Arkansas. The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to “increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” With this goal as a starting point, the Fulbright Program has provided almost 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns.
Currently, the Fulbright Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.
Fulbright Program for U.S. Students
BGSU's campus deadline for student applications for the 2013-14 Fulbright award year is October 1, 2012. Students with an interest in learning more about the Fulbright opportunity or exploring the application process may email firstname.lastname@example.org to be provided contact information. The U.S. Student Program is open to all graduating seniors or graduate students in any major. Check out the Fulbright US Student site for the most current information on Fulbright countries. Opportunities exist for teaching assistantships in English as well as research awards.
Fulbright Program for U.S. Scholars
Updated information regarding Fulbright grants for U.S. faculty, administrators, and professionals to lecture, conduct research in a wide variety of academic and professional fields, or participate in seminars is available at the Fulbright US Scholar site. While the deadline for the Core Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Specialist, and Fulbright Distinguished Chairs programs is August 1, 2012, other program deadlines vary.
BGSU Fulbright Highlights
Read more about Dr. Kristen Rudisill's Fulbright award to India.